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LINGUIST List 16.1488

Tue May 10 2005

Calls: TESL-EJ; Lang Acquisition

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Greta Gorsuch, TESL-EJ (Teaching English as a Second Language - Electronic Journal)

Message 1: TESL-EJ (Teaching English as a Second Language - Electronic Journal)
Date: 06-May-2005
From: Greta Gorsuch <gorsuchtesl-ej.org>
Subject: TESL-EJ (Teaching English as a Second Language - Electronic Journal)

Full Title: TESL-EJ (Teaching English as a Second Language - Electronic Journal)

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2005

TESL-EJ Special Issue
Doing Language Education Research in International Contexts

Date of publication: September, 2006
Proposals due: October 15, 2005

Guest Editors: Greta Gorsuch and Bill Snyder

Language education remains an active area of research and inquiry on a
global scale. Many language educators in international contexts undertake
advanced study in their own countries and abroad. Many seek to establish
and expand research done in their own contexts, and are sensitive to the
many issues faced by learners, communities, and national education systems
concerning language learning and education. Such research is relevant to
areas of inquiry generated and reported in "inner circle" countries such as
the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom, where the
international language of research reporting, English, is most thoroughly
used. Yet research conducted in international contexts, such as Pakistan,
Turkey, Iran, Vietnam, and Columbia (what have been termed "outer circle"
and "expanding circle" countries) is often not widely disseminated. The
struggle of researchers in outer and expanding circle countries to get
published in English-language language education journals is widely
reported; however, other, probably more fundamental and less reported
causes have not been systematically treated in international forums.

We therefore solicit original data-driven research in language education
from researchers in outer and expanding circle countries with a focus on
how doing research in these contexts influences the kinds of research
questions that are posed, how these questions are investigated, and how the
results and interpretations are reported. We also invite research on how
young scholars are introduced to research and apprenticed into the research
community in language education. Research topics may include language
acquisition, effects of innovative teaching methodologies on language
learning, language testing, technology, task-based learning, minority
language revival, instructional change, processes and developing locally
appropriate textbooks and educational materials, and program evaluation.
Proposals are welcomed from both native and non-native users of English in
outer and expanding circle countries. Submissions by researchers currently
engaged in language teaching and teacher education at established
institutions are strongly encouraged.

Proposals in the form of a 300 - 500 word abstract are due no later than
October 15, 2005. Successful proposals will describe original data driven
research, either quantitative or qualitative, with a rationale for the
research and with specific research questions posed and a clearly described
design for data collection and analysis. Authors must address how they plan
to describe influences of their contexts and circumstances on their
proposed research.

Proposals should be sent no later than October 15, 2005 to both:

Greta J. Gorsuch (gorsuchtesl-ej.org)
Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures
Texas Tech University
Box 72071
Lubbock, Texas 79409-2071

Bill Snyder (snydertesl-ej.org)
(address good through June 28th)
Senior English Language Fellow
Yabanci Diller Yuksekokulu, Yeni Bina
Anadolu University, Yunus Emre Kampusu
Eskisehir Turkey

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